NEWARK – A task force led by the Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs, along with the Bergen, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset county offices of consumer affairs, last week inspected 574 tax preparation offices statewide in search of false and misleading advertising of so-called “instant,” “same day” and “24 hour” tax refunds.
ELIZABETH – An equipment failure at PSE&G’s Bayway Switching Station in Elizabeth knocked out power to approximately 20,000 customers yesterday afternoon.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced a package of six bills intended to promote the purchase of electric vehicles by New Jersey residents and business.
PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz announced a campaign to promote awareness of underage drinking.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a controversial bill that would establish a pilot program to encourage private corporations to pay for private school scholarships for low-income students in chronically failing public schools was released Thursday night by an Assembly panel.
ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man was found guilty of reckless manslaughter in the beating death of 28-year-old man that occurred in 2006, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance is expected to introduce a measure this week that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule expeditiously on the controversial health care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama last year.
UNION — The Union Public Library is commemorating Black History Month by holding an essay contest. This contest is open to all fifth grade students residing in the Township of Union.
CARTERET – The Carteret Public Library is collecting Pennies for Peace during the months of February and March. The goal of the program is to raise money to help build libraries at schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.